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27 Dec 2020

Planning to move? A checklist to not miss packing any items when moving!

    


If you are a human with superpowers then you probably are blessed with faultless memory and amazing organisation skills. If, on the other hand, you are like the rest of us, then you may have your moments of erring because of being a tad neglectful – especially when you are overwhelmed with a life event as tedious and laborious as moving. We have all been in that embarrassing situation where while unpacking items in your new space you realise you have left something important to pack when moving. No more facepalm-realizations now as we have curated a list of exact things to keep in mind to pack when moving. Let’s delve.

Important documents

This is one of the most crucial items which most movers tend to forget to pack when moving. So bear in mind to check whether you are carrying all your important personal records like marriage certificate, education certificates, and degrees, passports, work-related documents such as experience certificates, driving license, Aadhaar Card (if you’re in India), and so on.

Pro tip –

Get this sorted out first. Tuck all your important documents neatly in a separate file or files. And label them like – “Financial Documents”. “Educational certificates”. “Home documents”. In this way, you will easily be able to fetch the relevant document and won’t forget to pack when moving.

Household tools

We are talking about pliers, pincers, tongs, hammersscrewdrivers, tapes, torch lights, and so on. You may find this rather trivial but you will know its significance when you don’t find the tools you need (as you left them in your old home) to assemble your new furniture which you had recently ordered.

Pro tip-

Lock them tools up in a toolbox. Do not forget to pack the screws, nails, anchors as well as other little trinkets which are easy to forget to pack when moving.

Medicines

Medicine pills, tablets, or syrups are other easily and usually forgotten items to pack when moving to a new place. People often forget to take them out from medicine closets or drawers especially when there is little time before leaving the old place for good.

Pro tip –

Allocate one essentials container for medicines and put all your medicines inside it well in advance. So that all you have to do is take one single box and pack it up!

Clothes at the laundry

Clothes left for dry cleaning or at the laundry are also one of the common things most people forget to pack when moving. So, don’t forget to pick your clothes up from the laundry or dry cleaner.

Phone and address logs

Phonebooks and address logs are important records of important people. But they are also among typically forgotten things. Make sure you carry them with you as you don’t want to leave behind your important contacts.

Household plants

Another common thing that is easily forgotten. Don’t forget to transport your household nursery to your new place as they might not be properly looked after in your absence!

Devices

Planning to move? Bear in mind to pack your important devices before getting started. Items like laptop charges and additional mobile phones or headphones can be left unattended and therefore forgotten to pack when moving. 

Hooks

You may easily overlook these. But you mustn’t leave behind the hooks you have been using to hang your towels or purses. You will need them in your new place. So, don’t forget to peek behind the doors for any hook. 

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22 Dec 2020

Self Storage Pods – Cheaper Alternative To Self Storage


 


In this clutter-intensive world, to live a minimalistic life is a privilege. For many, minimalism which is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity is an antidote to the consequences of hyper-consumerism. So after you have gotten rid of all those things you are still struggling to have enough space to accommodate all your items, we’ve got your back. Here’s a simple solution – self-storage pods or MiniPODS. Here’s a low-down on why it can perhaps be the best storage solution for you if you’re living or planning to live a minimalistic life. Let’s delve.

Self-storage pods are cheaper than storage units

If saving money is one of the motivating factors driving your minimalist way of life then there is good news: MiniPODS are way cheaper than other self-storage options. Besides, you can use it on a pay as you go basis as a self storage pod doesn’t have a lock-in period.

You can have a self-storage pod delivered to your doorstep by making a call or booking it online.

Pro tips-

Look for a supplier or a company which offers free moving and pick up facility for the self storage pods

Confirm whether your supplier allows the delivery of the MiniPODS to your place instead of you having to travel to the storage company

Check whether your storage company provides (and includes as a part of your order of self-storage pods) professional packing services. This will take off the concern of packing from your mind especially if you are not a fan of organised packing. Why bother about packing when your storage company’s crew can get it done for you? In fact, you should select a storage company that provides safe packing and inventory management services. The storage crew will make sure your items are securely packed and stored so that you don’t worry about MiniPODS and happily plug into your iPods!

Tidy and safe

The MiniPODS are placed inside a well-maintained, air-conditioned self-storage warehouse. So you don’t need to be concerned about your valuables kept inside the self-storage pods.

Deceptively roomy

Don’t fall for its name – pod – as being too small for your too many items. These self-storage pods actually can hold many items all at once. We’ve made a checklist of items that you can consider to stack up in the MiniPODS -

A big and a small luggage bag

A small Xmas tree (because Christmas is coming!)

A big container of large, winter apparel

Two to three footwear boxes (with footwear inside, of course)

A carton of kids’ toys and tomes

A plastic container of furnishings or other trinkets

A sack of sports gear

Bonus Tip –

Initially, you may be tempted to get more than one pod to store your things, but trust us; you’re quite likely to find that you only require one self-storage pod. So, don’t rush into it, get one and after you stack up all your items, see whether you need another.

Conclusion-

To live with things which you need is not only the way forward but it’s a wise way of living. You’ll see it enhances your resourcefulness leaving you with less crap to deal with. You get to, therefore, focus on things that matter to you in this short life. You’ll also see that it leaves you with more money to spend (wisely) and save and makes chores like cleaning your house easier and more fun!


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15 Dec 2020

Moving Tips That Will Keep You At Ease Throughout Your Journey

 



Packing up your life’s worth of things and moving to a new place does not have to be messy and chaotic – follow our simple but effective moving tips and you will find yourself sitting back and enjoying your new place before you know it. Let’s delve.

Throw it out

Stacking all your things into containers, boxes, sacks, bags, or sleeves can overwhelm you. Instead, it’s much easier when you cut down excess – as much as you can. When the clutter is gone, packing and moving is fun! So, before you start packing even a lone box, do a ruthless purge of items that have not been used or which you consider unnecessary. This way you will have less to pack, move, and eventually unpack. It will also help you to start your life afresh in your new place.

Pack well in advance

To avoid the trouble of sudden panic, it’s recommended that you start packing well ahead of your moving day. Ideally, you will know your moving date days or even weeks in advance, at least. You might want to set off stacking off-season things and things that are most important to you. In this way, when the time comes to pack every item up, many of them will have been ready for moving. This will keep you relaxed in the rather demanding final days just before the moving day. And you won’t get the jitters about everything not getting packed and moved in time. 

Planning to empty your dresser’s drawers? Wait!

You don’t need to! Instead of pulling your wardrobe out of your drawers to pack them into containers, simply slide the drawers out of your dresser while leaving your attire inside the drawer. Just secure the drawer with plastic wrap. 

Pro-Tip-

If it is not weighty then leave the entire drawers inside the dresser and seal the dresser in plastic wrap to be moved.

Let it hang

You don’t need to take your clothes off the hanger. Anyway, why go through a ton of additional work of unhanging the attire, folding the clothes, and then putting them into a box only to hang the clothes back up in your new space?!

Skim through these trivial steps and just let your attire hang from the hangers.

Bonus Tip-

To make it easier and safer, group the hangers (with clothes, of course) up and wrap them in big garbage bags (yes, those black ones). You can even let them dangle inside the wardrobe and move the entire wardrobe instead.

Packing the essentials

We recommend you to have an overnight sack or a bag kind of thing which would hold all your essentials. Why would you need this? Chances are, you would be too exhausted to unpack your items when you set foot into your new place. But, you will want your necessary items within easy reach. In this case, your bag of essentials will save the day! 

Pro-Tip -

You can tuck a set of clothes and toiletries in this bag of essentials which will help you to make a quick move to your office the next day (if you’re going). 

Bonus Concluding Tip -

Don’t forget to label the SIDES of the container, not the top part. Why so? So that you can recognise them even if the boxes are stacked on top of one another!


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8 Dec 2020

Document Storage System – The Need Of The Hour


Document storage systems are designed to make the work of document management easier, faster, and more efficient. Here are some strong reasons why you need a document storage system and how it can help your business a great deal. Let’s delve.

Sorts out the problem of sorting

An efficient document storage system eliminates the need to sift and sort through piles of paper.

It comes with an indexing system that enables your business employees to look for documents based on different criteria, descriptions, and keywords. This makes for easy and swift document retrieval.

Compiles information in a jiffy

A good document storage facility takes off the burden from your and your team’s shoulders of analysing complex reports and arriving at accurate numbers. The document storage will do it for you by running custom reports faster than the speed of thought. This means on your company’s behalf it will pull out information in a jiffy which would otherwise take hours to compile.

This frees up significant employee time. It also favours customisation as per your business needs.  So you can use your document storage plan to run account reports, inventory records, and so on.

Keeps your confidential information secure

Organisations, small or large, want their sensitive documents to be flanked by utmost security. A good document storage system protects your sensitive information from trespassers by giving you control at the folder -and further – at the document level. Besides, document storage and management systems give you access to the audit trail which makes it clear who all have viewed and modified a particular document. You can also set up automated alerts and make your documents highly traceable.

Time saver

Document storage and management system is a powerful tool that saves time. And in business, time saved is money earned.

Depending on the settings that you implement, the document storage system will retrieve records by a word, or a phrase, or even a sentence within a document.

Document storage can also be easily integrated with your business applications. This boosts your business’s ability to access and retrieve critical information. Moreover, it allows you to access documents locally – yes, you heard it right – from anywhere in the world!

Easy transfer and retention of information

If storing physical documents seems difficult, then the process of transferring them is worse. Imagine the toll it would take on a person in charge of physically moving one official paper to one or multiple reviewers, editors, or signees who are responsible to approve them. And then imagine manoeuvring (mind you not just moving them but moving skillfully and carefully) hundreds and thousands of important documents to all those approvers. 

It is easy to see what a nightmare physical shifting of a document can become as a whole bunch of full-time workers devote most of their time (which could have rather been used for other productive work) to finish the task.

If you think email technology may solve this problem, not really. While it is valuable for many purposes, documents are still bound to slip through the cracks among so many emails or land up in spam.

With good document storage and management system, however, transferring of documents happens in a fraction of the time that would take for physical shifting. It also prevents the information from getting lost.


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28 Nov 2020

How self storage can come in handy for storing healthcare files?

 



Healthcare files are critical documents for both doctors and patients alike as they contain sensitive, confidential information. Hence, it’s important to store the records securely. What better than a self-storage unit that is equipped with impeccable advanced technology like temperature control and 24/7 surveillance? Not enough of a reason for you to consider self-storage for healthcare files? We’ve got some more. Let’s delve.

Enhances your ability to organise

Whether you’re storing backup records or storing healthcare files of patients undergoing treatment, self-storage greatly enhances your ability to store them properly as well as maintain a comfortable walking space to access the files without delay - all at once. The open shelving system in the self-storage offers modular storage options so that you can arrange the healthcare files in an optimal and secure setting.

Promotes efficiency and expediency

Storing healthcare files at multiple places can be time-consuming and confusing as doing so means you will have to go from one point to another to retrieve valuable information. It also means that you will have to remember or keep track as to which healthcare files are where. With that in mind, self storage is greatly beneficial as it eliminates geographical issues by storing all healthcare documents at a central destination. This is how self storage units enable hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare departments to save significant time as they can efficiently retrieve healthcare records as per their needs. You would be assured of the security of your healthcare records as they sit safely in temperature-controlled units, and that, while being cost-effective.

Pro tip – Having said all of the above, you should never leave healthcare documents that contain private information in a way that would be easily accessible to anyone – even if it’s the best storage facility in the world! You don’t want anybody reading up and nosing around your patients' sensitive information.

Safeguards against all odds

Self-storage facilities come with a host of security features in an attempt to provide holistic storage solutions. However, if you’re still worried about certain events like floods, you can store the healthcare files in plastic containers rather than cardboard boxes. But don’t forget to check and tighten up the lid of the container so water doesn’t seep down to the healthcare files.

For this same reason, you might consider transporting and storing your documents in metal filing cabinets. This will better protect them from outside elements, as well as keep off the ground.

Conclusion-

Self storage is a smart, cost-effective, and advanced storage solution for storing healthcare files.

Irrespective of what type of container you choose for storing your healthcare and medical records, it is essential to keep the information arranges in an organised manner. In this regard, labelling each or cabinet drawers helps. This will also align with your convenience letter any of your patient’s healthcare files need to be retrieved due to an unprecedented event, like a sudden glitch in the clinic’s healthcare recording system, or upcoming appointment, or for that matter an emergency visit. It will also help when it is time to move the healthcare files back to their source.

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24 Nov 2020

Making renovation a hassle-free process with self-storage -Tips and tricks

 


Home renovation is a great way to recreate your house in a way that it reflects your style and preferences. But, when you run into stumbling blocks in the form of large furniture or containers or toys, it will burst into your happiness balloon. So, you might want to consider a storage unit for home renovation (to avoid unnecessary renovation stress) for the following reasons. Let’s delve.

Get ample space to move things around

Whether it’s just a flick of paintwork or rearranging your furniture, chances are that you will need to shift things around. Which means you need significant space to go about your renovation process. It’s better than having to move clutter and clunky and bulky items from one room to another. Simply rent a self-storage unit; it will let you use the entire house without interruptions which would otherwise hinder the renovation process.

Gives you a place (and time) to think about what to do with things you’re not sure about

During the renovation, you may come across many things which you would not like to part with. When you’re in that state – I don’t need it now but I may need it later – self storage can save the day for you. If you think you will need a particular thing in the future, but don’t have enough space in your house, simply place it in a storage unit for home renovation. It will give you more time to think and some much-needed space in your apartment.

Insures your possessions against contingencies

Self storage during renovation prevents things from getting spoilt or damaged. Imagine that paint drops splattering over your expensive furniture! The renovation process will suffer if your furniture gets dirty or damaged. This is why storing your valuable things in a storage unit for the home renovation will help preserve their condition against bad climate, dirt, water physical damage, and so on.

To further make renovation a smooth process, here are some useful tips-

You taking the help of a self-storage facility for renovation is temporary and simple. But, you will still need to move and store valuable items during the process. Therefore, it is important you pack the items to avoid damage.

Kitchen accessories like glassware should be covered in bubble wrap and stored in suitable containers.

Add extra padding to ensure movement inside the box or container is minimal.

Make sure appliances are properly defrosted and cleaned and their cords are appropriately coiled as well as tied for safety.

Use climate-controlled self-storage units for expensive items

Cover the mattresses properly for complete protection during storage.

Dismantling of beds followed by padding with cardboard or bubble wrap is necessary to avoid damage.

When working with mirrors and other kinds of wall hangings during renovation make sure they’re covered with cardboard or thermacol and each of the items is stored upright.

Last but not least - bed linens, window curtains, rugs, clothes, and other such materials should be kept in plastic containers to prevent damage, also don’t forget to label them carefully.


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19 Nov 2020

How to make optimal use of your self-storage space (with pro tips!)

 


Using a self storage space takes nothing more than common sense. But since most people consider self storage in times of desperation, common sense tends to fall through the cracks. Therefore, we’ve curated a list of common-sense tips and tricks which will help you to use self storage efficiently. Let’s delve.

Store items as per your needs

This means that place things in alignment with your needs. Priority items (or things you are going to need more often than not) should be at the front of the storage unit, always. How often do you intend to access your items? This will enable you to pack your self storage unit efficiently.

Use boxes

Wherever and whenever possible, use boxes to pack your items. It’s because boxes are easy to stack and move around. Don’t forget to seal them to keep dust and dirt at bay.

Use labels

This is an important aspect if you want to use self storage optimally. The labels stuck to the sides of the boxes help you to easily make out what's inside the box without wasting time and having to pull your hair over it. One little sticker saves you from all the bicker over which item is in which box!

Pro tip – Mark boxes which hold delicate things as FRAGILE-HANDLE WITH CARE

How to fill boxes

You should always fill the boxes to their brim, meaning to their full capacity to prevent items from moving around. However, don’t overdo it as it may make the boxes too heavy to lift and in the process, the boxes may even break apart from below under the pressure of the weight.

Time for some more pro tips to make the most of your self-storage space – 

a) Always keep the boxes full of things as they will be sturdier and easier to stack in the self-storage unit. 

b) Make sure the heaviest ones lie at the bottom of the pile.

c) Use self-storage shelves in the unit for those items which you are going to regularly access while in storage. On the shelves, the items will be easily visible.

d) To make optimal use of your self storage unit, dismantle your furniture and fill those that are hollow, like cupboards, refrigerators, and washing machines, with boxes (not large ones, small ones) and other little items.

e) Secure the door of your kitchen appliances so they cannot shut. This keeps mildew and odour from building up.

f) Many people store bolts and nuts dismantled from items in a separate box which not only takes up additional space but also results in confusion later as to which goes where. Rather, simply store all the screws in a zip-lock bag and attach (tape) it to the item it belongs to. This way it will neither take up extra space nor will it get hammered or screwed into the wrong items!

g) Last but not least, if it’s getting overwhelming, get professional help to pack and stack your self storage space. These experienced professionals will ensure all your items remain unharmed, undamaged from the moment it gets into their truck till it lands into your self-storage space. Besides, they will ensure you use every square inch in your self storage unit.


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13 Nov 2020

Bed storage tips to maximize space in your bedroom


Little space doesn’t always mean you need to look for a bigger apartment. In fact, just changing a few things here and there will open up the much-needed space. Here are a few proven bed storage tips to make room for things you want.

1. Raise the bed

Why you may ask? To use the humongous space beneath for storage! This is especially for those who have king-sized beds that are only used for a few hours of sleeping and the rest of the day it’s just lying there. Might as well use the space beneath it. Just raise the bed and add a desk or some cabinets below and voilà! You have a great bed that doubles up (rather allows for) a great alternative especially if you’re a parent struggling with opening up more storage space for your children.

Pro tip-

Let your children be a key part of bed storage planning. This cancels out the likelihood that kids might not like the space or they may not know how to use it.

2. Sealed vacuum sacks

If it’s the case that your bed or sleeping couch sits low then go for vacuum-sealed sacks. They’re quite handy especially for seasonal things that are not supposed to be frequently unsealed.

3. Shelves may save the day

Adding shelves to your bed helps to enhance storage space in your bedroom. You can easily load these shelves with your favourite books, photographs, and other collections which can make your bedtime fun time. It makes for a great display and aesthetic sense too!

4. A storage bench is your best bet

Ever thought about how to put the space near the foot of your bed to good use? You might want to consider this great bed storage tip we have. Place a storage bench near the foot of your bed. This will keep your bedroom clutter-free as the grin on your face becomes longer wider.

5. Under-Bed storage

Many a time most people forget about it or are not aware of this. Why not make use of the invaluable storage space below? In smaller apartments with less storage space, using the area below the bed is a great option.

Besides, under-bed storage spaces keep items secure and contained. They even keep the clutter out of sight for a good night’s sleep. It’s also a way to keep not-so-frequently used items out of your prime storage area. 

Pro tip – 

If you find the plain, banal storage boxes boring, you can opt for attractive containers that represent your style. However, we always recommend to buy or create or simply repurpose storage items which fit perfectly underneath your bed. It’s better than placing containers or boxes below. For more ease, choose under-the-bed containers with wheels. It's a great option especially if you’re going to need particular items regularly.

6. Box on wheels

The specially designed multipurpose under-bed wheeled boxes are a great option to keep things rolling in and out of your bedroom when not in use. They come in generous sizes that prove to be handy especially for a collection of books, out-of-season clothing, or even bulky mattresses, linens, and toys. Besides, it has a lid which also keeps the things inside away from dust and pests.


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30 Oct 2020

Relocating day checklist: How to pack your wardrobe with no fuss, no muss



If you are planning to relocate or have already decided, you could use this article as your quick and handy how-to-do list to successfully pack and move your wardrobe to your new place. Let’s delve.

Be choosy (even if it sounds rather arrogant)

Yes, you heard us right. It’s important to embrace the quality of being picky when it comes to choosing a wardrobe for your new house. The buzzword is – declutter, declutter, declutter! 

If you have kids, you can start with purging the items your kids no longer need or want.

Pro tip – Want to know the secret to keeping your wardrobe organised ahead of the big day? Simply sort and arrange your clothes well before the date of relocation. This will save you time and money and from pulling-your- hair episodes when off the bat relocating activities give you a hard time. Additionally, you will be able to know exactly which item is where when unpacking in your new home.

Steps to sort and pack your wardrobe for relocating-

1. Do not pack outfits you no longer need. 

How to decide which clothes are redundant? Check for the clothes that-

Don’t suit the different climate of your new place

Are torn or worn out

Are outdated

You or your kids have outgrown

Clothes that are worn out or torn.

Don’t suit your style 

You never wear


2. Use wardrobe containers

Wardrobe containers are nothing but boxes that let you pack your wardrobe and move them into the boxes from your closet easily and efficiently. 

Treat your dresser drawers as your wardrobe containers, yes! How did I miss that! Well, now you know. The beauty of this stark discovery is that you don’t have to remove your wardrobe from their respective dresser drawers. If they’re putting a lot of heft on your dresser, it’s better to just secure the drawers with a few reams of packaging tape so they won’t open during relocation.

Suitcases also make for good wardrobe containers when relocating. So spend some money on boxes and pop the clothes into them. They even make for relocating heftier things like shoes and lighter items like heavier items, too, like grooming accessories.

3. Using or repurposing bags

Another set of good budget-friendly options for packing and moving clothes are bags. You can even utilize those spacious black garbage bags.

Do you shop at IKEA often? Then you would have those IKEA bags with zipper closure. They’re ideal to wrap around your attire as they cling on to the hangars.

Pro tip - Fit as many outfits as you can in one such IKEA bag and then close the zip. Voilà! Your precious wardrobe stays protected and ready to be relocated.

We hope our helpful tips will see you through your big day of the move. If you remember and follow them, you will be able to pack and move your wardrobe without any trouble. Happy moving!


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28 Oct 2020

Looking for book storage options for your compact home? We’ve got you covered!

 


There a few things which thrill bibliophiles more than adding another weighty tome to their library. One of them is the discovery of new book storage options especially if they are living in a compact space. Here’s a carefully curated list of innovative book storage options that will save your day. Let’s delve.

Making use of tall ceilings

The plafond of your house especially if it’s a tall one looks very bare except when you cover it with lots of books. You can install a ledge or use an unused one and stack it with tomes placed side-by-side.

Bonus tip – Want to put that pesky dead space peeking from behind your door to work? Just hang up or install a thin shelf. Isn’t it clever?

Leaning bookshelf for compact spaces

You have a small living room but still want a book cabinet? Opt for a lean option of bookshelves. It will accommodate a lot of books when you stack all or some of the books on top of each other instead of standing the books up. 

Bring furniture that’s adept at multitasking

For instance, get a bookcase that doubles up as a side table or a console table. Apart from supporting ornamented brackets against a wall no will know it’s your secret source of knowledge! You can store keys, key chains, bike gloves, and whatnots in a box on the top of your table-cum-book-cabinet or in its drawer. 

Pro tip – If you reside in a small flat, try using a bookcase as a natural (yet artistic) divider.

Ottoman who wears different hats?

No no, we are not referring to some man. It's that peachy low upholstered seat so that you can throw up your feet on its comfy platform while you read your favourite book. But what if that ottoman could store books (and then some) for you? Nothing like it! Getting an ottoman that doubles up (and folds even) as a storage unit makes sense. It takes up very little space, yet can store lots of books.

Pro tip - Pair it up with a couch and lift-top storage table, and voila! You have your cozy little library in your living room!

Don't forget the corners

Strange angles and bizarre corners are many a time the best spaces to store books and other paraphernalia. 

Pro tip – Install corner bookcases that will make your house ooze with creativity, beauty, and simplicity all at once. 

Get creative, get smart

Now, bookshelves are not only for books. You can use it to store your decorative tchotchkes and other works of art alongside your favourite reads. It will go a long way in creating a stylish blend that also shows off your taste in art and literature. Don’t be surprised if someone calls you a connoisseur of sorts!

Pro tip – Try storing books near the foot of your bed, it’ll give a stunning aura to your bedroom!



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26 Oct 2020

Relocating day checklist: How to pack your wardrobe with no fuss, no muss



If you are planning to relocate or have already decided, you could use this article as your quick and handy how-to-do list to successfully pack and move your wardrobe to your new place. Let’s delve.

Be choosy (even if it sounds rather arrogant)

Yes, you heard us right. It’s important to embrace the quality of being picky when it comes to choosing a wardrobe for your new house. The buzzword is – declutter, declutter, declutter! 

If you have kids, you can start with purging the items your kids no longer need or want.

Pro tip – Want to know the secret to keeping your wardrobe organised ahead of the big day? Simply sort and arrange your clothes well before the date of relocation. This will save you time and money and from pulling-your- hair episodes when off the bat relocating activities give you a hard time. Additionally, you will be able to know exactly which item is where when unpacking in your new home.

Steps to sort and pack your wardrobe for relocating-

1. Do not pack outfits you no longer need. 

How to decide which clothes are redundant? Check for the clothes that-

Don’t suit the different climate of your new place

Are torn or worn out

Are outdated

You or your kids have outgrown

Clothes that are worn out or torn.

Don’t suit your style 

You never wear

2. Use wardrobe containers

Wardrobe containers are nothing but boxes that let you pack your wardrobe and move them into the boxes from your closet easily and efficiently. 

Treat your dresser drawers as your wardrobe containers, yes! How did I miss that! Well, now you know. The beauty of this stark discovery is that you don’t have to remove your wardrobe from their respective dresser drawers. If they’re putting a lot of heft on your dresser, it’s better to just secure the drawers with a few reams of packaging tape so they won’t open during relocation.

Suitcases also make for good wardrobe containers when relocating. So spend some money on boxes and pop the clothes into them. They even make for relocating heftier things like shoes and lighter items like heavier items, too, like grooming accessories.

3. Using or repurposing bags

Another set of good budget-friendly options for packing and moving clothes are bags. You can even utilize those spacious black garbage bags.

Do you shop at IKEA often? Then you would have those IKEA bags with zipper closure. They’re ideal to wrap around your attire as they cling on to the hangars.

Pro tip - Fit as many outfits as you can in one such IKEA bag and then close the zip. Voilà! Your precious wardrobe stays protected and ready to be relocated.

We hope our helpful tips will see you through your big day of the move. If you remember and follow them, you will be able to pack and move your wardrobe without any trouble. Happy moving!


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22 Oct 2020

3 Garden storage ideas you wish you had known before! (with extra pro tips!)



Is your garden along with the area around it overflowing with tchotchkes, gardening tools, pallets, and chairs? Do you miss the sight of grass that’s now tucked under your kids’ toys and other sports equipment? It sounds like you could use some of our curated garden storage ideas and experience garden nirvana! Let’s delve.

A seat that doubles up as a storage space

On the face of it, it’s a charming wooden pew, but the sitting platform, when lifted, offers a great amount of storage for your children’s toys and whatnots. This kind of setting is a must in a family garden. Say no to tripping over marbles or footballs and say yes to some extra seating! It’s always welcome, no?

Shed your worries, literally

If you don’t have a garden shed, you should make one for yourself, it’s pretty easy. It’s just a small storage space to throw in (mind you, neatly) your garden paraphernalia. And if you already have one, even a small one (size doesn’t matter here), you're off to a great start. Now you have to make sure you make the most of your shed. Time for some pro tips.

Pro tip 1 - Use it carefully, take care of it just like you’d tend to your home sweet home.

Pro tip 2 – Hang hooks onto the walls to utilise wall space

Pro tip 3 – Install shelving to further optimise vertical space usage

Pro tip 4 – Only put frequently used things on the floor. But, if you can manage to put these on the shelves or over the hooks, there’s nothing like it! Let there be ample space for your feet to happily move around without getting hurt.

Sorting out kids’ toys

Now’s the time for garden storage ideas for the most difficult part - children's toys. But it’s not as complicated as you may think. Just remember one thing that young kids love to hang out in the garden. So, if you have little ones, encourage them to prance around in the garden. But what about them footballs, bats, swimming tubs, and other toys populating your garden? We’ve got you covered. Put up combination-furniture which would serve as garden storage for their toys and double up as a place to rest when they’re tired and want to take a siesta.

Pro tip 1 – Keep it at a low height to make it easy for your little ones to access it and fall in love with it!

Pro tip 2 – With the change of seasons, reconsider and replace things. For example, your kid would want a football or an inflatable swimming pool in the summer, but not really in winter. And what do you do when you don’t have a separate place for things you or your kids don’t need at the moment? You contact us at Beirut Storage for safe and secure storage units at affordable prices. It’s a win-win!

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17 Sept 2020

Common Self Storage FAQs Answered

 


Whether you are about rent a storage unit or jotting down the names that made it to your list of preferred self-storage companies, you might want to go through these common FAQs which will help you choose a reliable self-storage partner.


  • What kinds of services a self-storage firm offers?

A self-service storage provider offers a variety of storage solutions. You can rent a storage unit from various sizes and types. Our storage units are known for their high utility value catering to personal, business, and recreational storage needs. We provide clean, hassle-free, cutting-edge, and secure storage solutions at competitive prices.

 

  • Why should I rent a storage unit with Beirut Moving and Storage?

We provide a tailor-made storage solution in Beirut, 24-hour security, reliability, and convenience, 24-hour control log, air-conditioned storage facilities in Beirut ensuring the preservation of articles stored, and a dedicated team providing a personal service to the client.

 

  • Will you pick up my goods and deliver them to a given destination

Yes, our team of Beirut movers are ready to assist you whenever the need arises.


  • How much space can I get?

Feel free to call our Beirut storage company and we can send you our specialist free of cost to give you a space requirement estimate.

 

  • Will you pack my belongings before transporting?

Yes, our Beirut moving services team is equipped with all tools necessary to bubble wrap and pack your items.

 

  • Where is your company located?

Our storage facility in Beirut is located in Mazraet Yachou Industrial city.

 

  • Does your company follow the latest security and safety measures?

Yes. The infrastructure at our storage facility in Lebanon offers innovative technology when it comes to security and safety standards. We are equipped with 24 hour CCTV, retained access log, smoke detectors, and sprinkler system as well.

 

  • Will I have prompt access to the storage facilities?

Yes, you can access any office or household storage in Beirut stored at our facility at any time via a special access badge.

 

  • Do you offer transportation services?

Yes, whether it is a parcel delivery or a container-load of items, we have our team for a house removal in Beirut on standby, ready to fulfil your needs.

 

  • Will you help in renting space and managing it for us?

Absolutely! Besides house removal in Lebanon, we offer value-added services such as inventory control, pick and pack services, and fulfillment services. We provide the best space for household storage in Lebanon.

 

  • Can I get into a franchise self-storage agreement with you?

Yes, please call our office or send us an email to explore franchise opportunities and to expand your interests for a great storage solution in Lebanon.


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9 Sept 2020

How To Find A Reliable Moving Company?



Choose a trustworthy moving company can be challenging. Our advice and tips will help you to zero in on a reputable moving company for keeps.

 Count on referrals

Surfing the Internet or flicking through a phone diary can make your fingers hurt and you morose. For a positive change, consult your friends and family members. Take precious inputs from co-workers too who can recommend a good moving company. Don’t forget to take advice from your real estate agent as you ask the agent for referrals.

Be mindful of fraud

When choosing a moving company, remember that most reputable ones won’t ask for cash deposits before your move. If it looks like the mover is money hungry, walk away especially if the mover asks for money upfront. It’s one of the first legit signs that it might not be a genuine business.

Pro tip – Keep an eye out for the conduct of the movers whether it’s professional or unprofessional. For instance, if the movers turn up late, appear uncertain or confused, or dodge your questions, turn to another moving company.

When moving inventory

A reliable moving company will take stock of all your possessions to calculate the bulk and weight of your move. The mover should be knowledgeable and check every storage unit to be moved like cupboards, racks, drawers, garage, shelves, and bookcases. It’s because, by and large, the moving company decides the price to quote you based on the heft of your stuff. They also take into account how much space your goods will cover in the truck. It’s important to know this and be as accurate as you can.

Money matters

When getting estimates, make sure it happens in person. Don’t get elated over unusually low estimates as they come at a price. Avoid the moving company that sends you an estimate online or over a phone call without sending a person to scope out the task. Possible signs of a scam!

Verify authorizations

Credentials are important especially for moves between states. Check for the moving company’s license and other authorized elements. Good moving companies always display them on their website and advertising.

Beirut Moving & Storage offers a safe, secure, and climate-controlled environment for any cargo you would like to store with us. If you’re looking for an international mover in Lebanon, to help with relocation back to your home country or better prospects elsewhere, we’ve got you covered. From the right size to quantity of boxes, other packing materials, and the actual packing itself, we’ve got you covered all the way. Our expert staff is trained to give you the best moving experience you truly deserve.

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